Old Hobbies

@BettyB (4205)
Summerville, South Carolina
June 24, 2017 8:54am CST
I was browsing through some of my online collections of photos and came across a folder full of my sketches. It has been a long time since I’ve drawn anything. It is one hobby that fell by the wayside when I was forced to face the fact that there are only twenty-four hours in the day. I always assumed that I would resume drawing once I retired. That hasn’t happened. I’m retired now but there are still only twenty-four hours in the day. Have you ever given up a hobby due to the lack of time? Will you return to it one day?
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• United States
24 Jun 17
Yes many hobbies..I had to give up when I got so ill I could not continue Betty. I hope you get to do some drawing one day soon.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
I'll start drawing again but probably not until fall. I have too many other things to do right now.
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• United States
24 Jun 17
@BettyB I know how this is Betty..
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView I'm busier now than before I retired.
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@just4him (132199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jun 17
That's a beautiful sketch. Sewing has fallen by the wayside. That's why I was quick to get a sewing machine when my daughter asked me to teach her how to sew - so I could get back to it again. You're right about only having 24 hours in a day. It's hard to pack everything in we want to do.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
I still sew but its mostly limited to baby quilts and lap robes for the nursing home. I bought a pattern and some material a few weeks ago. It's still sitting by my sewing machine. I'll get to it, eventually.
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@just4him (132199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jun 17
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@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
24 Jun 17
@BettyB My hobby was writing.As an unemployed graduate I used to write articles and stories for reputed Hindi magazines.After I got employed, I had to give up writing. Is the sketch given above yours? It's great indeed.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
The sketch is mine. You don't write at all anymore?
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@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
25 Jun 17
@BettyB Sometimes I do,but not regularly as I used to do a few years back.In fact,now my schedule has become busier.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
26 Jun 17
@else34 It's hard to find time to do all the things we want to do.
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@Corbin5 (122428)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I thought I would take up all my hobbies when I retired, but that has not happened in the 6 years I have been retired. Seems like retirement does not offer all the free time one thinks.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
It's easy to stay busy, but we're doing more of what we want and less "have to" stuff. At least that's how its working out for me. I retired early and haven't regretted it for a minute.
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@Corbin5 (122428)
• United States
24 Jun 17
@BettyB I am POA for my dad, and was for my mom, which takes up a lot of time. Always dealing with some kind of problem. So far, retirement is not as good as I thought it would be.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
@Corbin5 I don't regret retiring but its the perpetual fun I had hoped for. Medical issues have waylaid both my husband and me. It has put a crimp in our plans to travel.
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@LadyDuck (187934)
• Switzerland
24 Jun 17
Those flowers are very well done. I gave up painting, I still do a little in winter, but in summer the garden is a priority.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
I painted a little when I was younger, but it wasn't my medium. I was never happy with the results. The garden is definitely the priority in the summer.
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@LadyDuck (187934)
• Switzerland
25 Jun 17
@BettyB Not only it is a priority it takes a lot of time.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
@LadyDuck That it does and when its hot outside its exhausting. I'm going to go out early tomorrow morning and see if I can battle back the perpetual weeds.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I barely read anymore and I certainly never crochet, I did crochet a bit when I was in Florida but really, I have no time with all the other things I am doing.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
I love to crochet and to read. Now days I've combined the two activities. I listen to an audiobook while crocheting.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
24 Jun 17
@BettyB Now that is something I am going to have to consider.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
@BelleStarr I love the audiobooks. A lot of authors offer the audio version with the purchase of a download (Kindle) for a few bucks more. That way I have both and the sync so I can switch back and forth.
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@Nawsheen (22922)
• Mauritius
25 Jun 17
Yes I really love crafting. Nowadays l am working on shift and don't really have that much time for crafting. I usually make D.I.Y cards for christmas. I will have to find sometime to do it this year too
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
I always intended to do that but I end up running out of time. Maybe this year...
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@Tampa_girl7 (27481)
• United States
25 Jun 17
That's a nice drawing. Hopefully you will find the time to draw again.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 17
I miss it. There are several projects that I would like to get back to. I just need to find the time.
@1creekgirl (12985)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I do hope you'll make an effort to resume your drawing. I bet you'll be glad you did. Is that one of your drawings? It's really pretty.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
It's mine. There was a point where I was drawing more flowers than anything.
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@Kandae11 (40339)
24 Jun 17
That looks real neat, you shouldn't give it up.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
Thanks. I'll get back to it one of these days.
@JohnRoberts (66987)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Jun 17
No. But I never had an artistic kind of hobby.
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@allen0187 (34358)
• Philippines
25 Jun 17
I haven't fully given up a hobby. I just decided to pursue other worthy endeavors. Of course, I'l return to it someday. The hobby that I'm talking about is photography.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
26 Jun 17
I love to take pictures, but I don't take as many as I used to.
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@allen0187 (34358)
• Philippines
1 Jul 17
@BettyB same here. I need to make time for taking photos.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
1 Jul 17
@allen0187 I use my photos to make magnets on Zazzle. They sell fairly well.
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@SIMPLYD (86419)
• Philippines
12 Jul 17
You are supposed to have so much time now, but it seems your hands are full. That sketch is very nice actually. Maybe you should also give it some time and post them here for us to admire.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jul 17
I enjoy drawing but there are so many other things that I like to do that I have to pick and choose. When the weather cools down this fall I'll pick up my sketch pad again.
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@SIMPLYD (86419)
• Philippines
13 Jul 17
@BettyB Good luck in all what you would like to do, my dear friend.
@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Jul 17
I have @BettyB , and it was also sketching, just no time for it anymore. I hope you can start sketching again.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
4 Jul 17
Lately is seems like I'm too busy to even think. I hope to start drawing again, but I doubt I'll pick up the sketch book until fall.
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@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Jul 17
@BettyB I can understand there are too little hours in a day.
@PainsOnSlate (20825)
• Canada
2 Jul 17
I make great money with my art so I will be doing it until I don't need or want money
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
4 Jul 17
I probably could have but I like creating it. Marketing it is another story. I've always been afraid that if it reaches the point where I have to do it, it won't be fun anymore. I do make a little on my photography but its my writing that I have high hopes for. I need to get back to that.
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• Canada
5 Jul 17
@BettyB I love what I do and am surprised every time I get a check in the mail...I don't have to do it, so I still love what I do...the money is just a bonus.
27 Jun 17
You shouldn't give up, your drawing is very nice, I like it. It's also good to know people here who are interested in art too!:)
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
4 Jul 17
My problem is that there are too many crafts that I enjoy doing. I can't seem to focus on just one. I'll start drawing again, but It probably won't be until fall.
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4 Jul 17
@BettyB yes it is hard when you want to focus on everything... ok
@DianneN (91381)
• United States
26 Jun 17
I love your sketch. Quilting and embroidery fell by the wayside, but I plan on making a special baby quilt when our younger son has a child. They don't cut it with our decor.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
26 Jun 17
I like making baby quilts.
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@DianneN (91381)
• United States
27 Jun 17
@BettyB That's my forte, too!
@Courtlynn (54965)
• United States
24 Jun 17
No i haven't.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
What are your hobbies?
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@Courtlynn (54965)
• United States
24 Jun 17
@BettyB taking photos, babysitting.
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@PatZAnthony (13234)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
3 Jul 17
Isn't it funny that you have more time b/c you are not working, but still not enough time for these things? Is it this way with all humans?
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
11 Jul 17
You are so right. I like to stay busy and knew that I wouldn't be bored after retiring, but I thought I would have some down time. Guess not. I know people that went back to work after retiring and staying home for six months. They were bored! I can't imagine that.
@1hopefulman (34746)
• Canada
26 Jun 17
Yes! I loved playing the guitar, even though I wasn't any good at it. I eventually gave it away to a friend. Lately, I'm beginning to miss it. I'm thinking of getting another one just to fool around with it again.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
26 Jun 17
I always wanted to learn to play the piano but never had the opportunity. Maybe one day...
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